Born: February 11 1973 in Laupheim, Germany
Resides: Oroslavje, Croatia
Franjo Ordanić is a man of many interests; in the field of culture, arts and sports. He was the founder of the aikido Club "Hohoemi", himself Master of the 1st Dan. He has taken part in creating a musical "Green Wealth". He has been founding and organizing a number of cultural manifestations in his town. Among others he organizes an annual meeting of the haiku poets in Oroslavje with a contest in Croatian and the Kajkavian language. One of his many interests is painting. "All inclusive" and "tu doma sem taki" are the names of his haiga exhibitions in co-authorship with Ms. Sandra Šamec, the photographer. He writes haiku for several years.
Awards and Other Honors:
First place - National Haiku Contest "Bučijada" 2018; Third place - Croatian Haiku Poets Meeting (2019); Honorable Mentions - National Haiku Contest "Bučijada" (2018); Croatian Haiku Poets Meeting (2016, 2017, 2018); Merit Awards - Haiku of Merit (Zatsuei) The R.H. Blyth Award (2019) World Haiku Review; Commendations - 8th Yamadera Haiku Contest; Sharpening 6th and 7th The Green Pencil Contests (2017 and 2018).
Kliktaj bradatih orlova/ The Scream of the Bearded Eagles (Library of the town of Oroslavje, Oroslavje, 2016)[in tandem with Vladimir Šuk].
“weak bladder” - The R. H. Blyth Award 2019, World Haiku Review (Zatsuei - haiku of merit); “fifty years”- The Asahi Shimbun, Feb. 15, 2019; "On the Road Again" – The Asahi Shimbun, March 29, 2019; “this winter too” - Cattails, October 2019; “only three” - Chrysanthemum issue 26, October 2019; “equilibrium” – The Asahi Shimbun, August 2, 2019.